TOMCAT Wood Chippers is specifically built for our unique and tough South African environment. Our main focus line at TOMCAT is the manufacturing of drum-style hydraulic feed wood chippers. We also manufacture smaller gravity-feed wood chippers and a range of other complimentary products such as log-splitters and stump grinders. We only manufacture drum-style wood chippers as we believe it is the best at handling our wood species.
The first TOMCAT Chipper was built in 2008 in the Western Cape, South Africa. We started out with a small gravity-feed wood chipper and today manufacture more than 120 hydraulic-feed chippers per year at our manufacturing plant in Worcester. Our chippers is sold based on the capacity of machine. Our chippers range in capacity from 100mm to chippers that can devour trees of up to 375mm in diameter. Most of our chippers is sold locally in South Africa although we also export chippers monthly to foreign countries, mostly in Africa.
TOMCAT wood chippers are manufactured passionately, our team is dynamic and we are driven to give our loyal customers the best service and after sales service that will meet and exceed their expectations.
Port Jackson, Black Wattle, Rooikrans (Rooipitjie) and Bloekom (Bluegum) are constantly being cleared in the Western Cape with the use of our TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE and Model 1100 AFE wood chippers while farmers in De Rust, Ceres, Citrusdal, CLanwilliam & Robertson use our Model 1290AFP and Model 2590AFP woodchippers to chip all their seasonal Citrus,Olive and other fruit tree prunings straigth onto the “bankie” for mulch. Various Tool Hire companies prefer to our Model 2500 AFE hydraulic-feed chipper with two powerful in-feed rollers.
In the Eastern Cape, specifically places as Kirkwood, Patensie, Humansdorp, Addo and Jeffrey’s Bay there is a constant struggle with Beefwood, Wattle, Sawmill wast in places such as Plettenberg Bay, Pine and Orhcard prunings needs chipping every season to be used as mulch. Our range of hydraulic-feed wood chippers are very popular amongst the farmers in this area and the gravity-feed machines amongst small holders and garden service companies.
Alien vegetation clearing is very important in the Northern Cape when you look at invader species such as Prosopis and Acacia Karroo. Pecan farmers in Prieska also uses hydraulic-feed wood chippers to reduce the amount of orchard prunings/waste they have during pruning season.
In the Free-State farmers struggle with the so called “Drie Doring” / Three Thorn, Bloekom (Bluegum) and Acacia Karroo. Palm leaves, Vaalbos, Bloekom, Accacia Karroo and Black Wattle are of great concern to famers/land owners in the Pretoria area and north of Pretoria towards Bela-Bela while the Limpopo province constantly tries to clear land which is invaded with Swarthaak, Sekelbos, Geelhaak, Vaalbos and Acacia.
Mpumalanga, especially the Nelspruit/Witrivier area has been one of the biggest users of land clearing, bush clearing, biomass machines and wood chipping equipment in South Africa in the last decade. This region mostly uses chippers in the municipal, farming and forestry sector when it comes to Pine offcuts, Sawmill Waste, Orchard Prunings – Citrus and Pecan.
Bush cleaning/ bush clearing are done on a constant basis in the Northern Cape to keep Geelhaak, Sekelbos, and Bloekom (Gumtrees) under control. The need for biomass machines in KZN are also on the rise as the need to clear Wattle, Bloekom(Gum), Pine, Pecan and Banana trees.
In Zambia the struggle with alien species are kept under control with our Model 2500 AFE wood chipper. In the Aberdare Mountains of Kenya indigenous Bamboo are being harvested and supplied as boiler fuel. In Namibia farmers are chipping Sekelbos (Sickelbush) and Swarthaak (Black thorn) and putting it through a hammermill to use it as feed for their cattle during the dry season when the natural grass is very limited. In Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania the need for wood chippers and wood chipping machinery are also on the rise.
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